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Kelly Services Biological Researcher – Insect Bioassays (Beekeeping experience strongly desired) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Biological Researcher – Insect Bioassays (Beekeeping experience strongly desired)

Long term contract role (12+ month) with good possibility for extension. Pay for this role is flexible and will be based on background and experience.

General Job details:

This role will support the insecticide biology team where he/she will be responsible in assisting the insect bioassays, formulation and application of insecticides; commonly using e-pipette, hand sprayer or track sprayer). Some common tasks include general lab maintenance, maintaining a hygienic environment in the insectary, rating bioassays, sample formulation and application for specific insect bioassays, and data entry.

Insectary/Beekeeping details:

This role will work extensively with bees utilizing proper PPE and training. Areas that you may interact with bees on the job may include: honeybee apiary, bee laboratory, insectary, or greenhouse based on the needs of the group at any given time.

During the active honeybee season responsibilities include:

  • Weekly hive inspections

  • Regularly lifting hive bodies which can weigh up to 50 lbs.

  • Using a hive smoker

  • Removing frames from the hive to note egg laying, larvae numbers, and capped brood numbers

  • Caging queens to meet sampling needs in the lab. This involves mild swarming behavior when handling the queens.

  • Feeding colonies.

  • Performing oxalic acid treatments in winter and late fall.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of an AS or BS degree in Biology or related field

  • Preferred to have previous Beekeeping/apiary experience. Please make sure to highlight this experience on your resume so it is easily visible

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, please do not contact your local branch about this role as they will be unable to assist.

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About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

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